Vaglieco Bianca Maria

Research Director

Tel: +39 081 7177 127
Fax: +39 081 2396097



  • Experimental and theoretical study of the thermo-fluidynamic process in reciprocating internal combustion engines
  • Investigation of fundamental physical and chemical processes occurring in CI and SI engines by means of non intrusive diagnostics such as innovative sensors and optical systems
  • Advanced non intrusive optical diagnostics for analyzing chemical and physical phenomena in the cylinder and exhaust


Main Scientific Publications

  • S. Di Iorio, P. Sementa, B.M. Vaglieco “Experimental Investigation On The Combustion Process in A Spark Ignition Optically Accessible Engine Fueled With Methane/Hydrogen Blends” Int. Jour. of hydrogen energy p.1-15 (2014)
  • A. Magno, E. Mancaruso, B.M. Vaglieco “Experimental Investigation in an Optically Accessible Diesel Engine of a Fouled Piezoelectric Injector” Energy 64  pp. 842-852, 2014
  • F. Taglialatela, M. Lavorgna, E. Mancaruso, B.M. Vaglieco “Determination of Combustion Parameters using Engine Crankshaft Speed” Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing 38 pp. 628-633, 2013
  • E. Mancaruso, L. Sequino, B.M. Vaglieco “GTL (Gas To Liquid) and RME (Rapeseed Methyl Ester) Combustion Analysis in a Transparent CI (compression ignition) Engine by Means of IR (infrared) Digital Imaging” Energy 58 pp. 185-191, 2013
  • K. Bizon, S. Lombardi, G. Continillo, E. Mancaruso, B.M. Vaglieco “Analysis of Diesel Engine Combustion Using Imaging and Independent Component Analysis” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 34,  pp. 2921-2931, 2013
  • P. Sementa, B.M. Vaglieco, F. Catapano “Thermodynamic and Optical Characterizations of a High Performance GDI Engine Operating In Homogeneous And Stratified Charge Mixture Conditions Fueled with Gasoline and Bio-ethanol” Fuel, Volume 96, Pages 204-219 ISSN: 0016-2361, 2012
  • E. Mancaruso, B.M. Vaglieco “Premixed Combustion of GTL and RME Fuels in a Single Cylinder Research Engine” Applied Energy, Vol. 91, (1), Pages 385-394, 2012
  • S. Di Iorio, E. Mancaruso, B.M. Vaglieco “Characterization of Soot Particles Produced in a Transparent Research CR DI Diesel Engine Operating with Conventional and Advanced Combustion Strategies”, Aerosol Science and Technology, 46:3, 272-286, 2012
  • E. Mancaruso, B.M. Vaglieco “Spectroscopic Measurements of Premixed Combustion in Diesel Engine” Fuel 90,(2) 511-520, 2011
  • E. Mancaruso, B.M. Vaglieco, L. Sequino “First and Second Generation Biodiesels Spray Characterization In a Diesel Engine” Fuel Vol. 90, (9) 2870-2883, 2011